Eligibility

To QUALIFY for the Student Support Services:Sisters

  • You must be a U.S. citizen (or in the process) or a legal resident
  • One or more of the following must apply to you:  
  1. You are from a low income family (See table) or
  2. Your parents did not graduate from a four-year college
    or
  3. You have a physical or learning disability

To APPLY for services:
2014  - 2015 Application Packet

Bring it, or send it to:

Student Support Services
5241 N. Maple Ave.
Thomas Building 122 M/S TA35
Fresno, CA 93740-8027

There is no charge involved. Participants need only a strong commitment and desire to succeed at Fresno State! Additional help that SSS program provides can accelerate students on their way to success. For any questions please call (559) 278-5725.

Federal Trio Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 24, 2013 Until Further Notice)
Size of Family Unit48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying JurisdictionsAlaskaHawaii
1  $17,235 $21,525   $19,845
2 $23,265 $29,070 $26,775
3 $29,295 $36,615 $33,705
4 $35,325 $44,160 $40,635
5 $41,355 $51,705 $47,565
6 $47,385 $59,250 $54,495
7 $53,415 $66,795 $61,425
8 $59,445 $74,340 $68,355

StudentsFor family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,030 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,545 for Alaska; and $6,930 for Hawaii.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 16, January 24, 2013, pp. 5182-5183.